Furthur Live at MCU Park on 2010-06-27
Golden Road > Good Lovin', The Music Never Stopped, Sugar Magnolia > Dear Mr Fantasy > Scarlet Begonias > Magnolia Mountain > Uncle John's Band
Unbroken Chain, Let It Grow, Fire On the Mountain > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Blues For Allah, Morning Dew, Eyes Of The World, Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower, Donor Rap, E: Box Of Rain, Fireworks
For those of you that keep track of these things the shnid for this recording is 108484.
- Zoom H4N via usb > Cooledit > cdwav > flac
- Brooklyn, NY
- Taped by
- Chris Davis (the one from NY)
- Transferred by
- Chris Davis (the one from NY)
- MCU Park
That aside, there's lot of meat on this bone - Furthur opened up the hat and played everything this side of a greatest hits list. Not a whole lot of individual songs jammed out, but everything's played very nicely and professionally.
One real standout is Jeff on the keys - he's since become sort of a natural fixture in the Dead scene (set to almost inevitably play alongside Bruce next week); check out the work he does here on Scarlet, et al.
Subject: fun show
Subject: Thanks Chris!!!
Subject: This is a good show
Subject: just don't have it
Subject: Am I alone in thinking this was mediocre at best?
I left during Morning Dew because I'd had enough of Kadlecik's playing. There's too little variation in it for it to be interesting for hours the same way Jerry's was. Jerry could improvise the same notes in the same octave in 3 or 4 places on the fretboard depending on what sound he was compelled to use, he varied his picking, all aspects of his sound, more than any other guitarist I can think of. There's a reason Jerry picked which notes to sustain, where to play certain things on the fretboard, which notes to play staccato... and he sounded like he wasn't trying. That's where the difference is. This guy sounds like he's trying, that really comes through in the sound. When I listened to Garcia play, it was listening to inspiration. I listen to this guy playing the same notes, the same tones, the same licks and rhythms as Garcia, and think, "What a shame, this doesn't sound good." Frankly, Kadlecik does a better job than anyone else I've heard at playing Jerry Garcia. Nevertheless, he's playing "Jerry Garcia", not just playing music. So, despite his thorough mastery of many, if not most, of Garcia's sounds, he uses them randomly and impersonally. Jerry couldn't help but sound like Jerry. John isn't playing his own music. It's essentially unauthentic, and it makes me sad that Phil and Bobby are so attached to the idea of playing Dead shows that they'll hire an imitator without the creative spark that made the Dead's music, by chance, extraordinary. Good for Mickey and Billy for moving on; it's high time they all did.
Subject: What a second set... WOW!
This show was much better than the night before, where some of my favorite songs (Dark Star, Playing in the Band) became too incoherent (Space quality incoherent...) and came apart at the seams. At least that was my perspective from dancing to the tunes on both nights...
Subject: Absolutely Awesome
Subject: FUTHUR is BUILT TO LAST
I haven't been this excited about GD music in a long, long time. Viva la FURTHUR, indeed.
PS: thank you tapers!!!!!!!
Subject: Furthur Accross The Border
Subject: Grate show!
Subject: I LOVE FURTHUR
Subject: hop on board
Subject: Like the days of yore, when Garcia was STRONG
Up there in the top 20% in my rankings, maybe higher?
And that even though I missed the whole first set, but what the hey, they were warmed up
And wow, what a 2nd set-John is stepping up and taking the driver's seat more and more, and every time he does, he finds the gold, and makes it shine !
I was down front, 125 mcg to the wind, and dancing up a storm, feeding energy back to the stage, and they back to us, just like it should be.
This was one for the ages, near perfect set- other than an overlong piano solo in the eyes, and one other song ( i forget which) where Weir turn at lead went too long and without finding anything interesting.
And loooong, it just kept going....3.5 hours? More?
Crazy good Unbroken Chain, raging hot let it Grow, FIRE! on fire of course, then a MONSTER Other one, and ahhhh so sweet and trippy, Cryptical, into some sort of PInk Floyd like jams....then
Blues for Allah?
And it worked beautifully.
Morning Dew- had the crowd silent in delight and appreciation for the first moments when it ended, aqnd then roaring back the love to John, who has come into his own, to be sure, and proves it on the Dew.
And then I thought the set was done- but more!!!
Eyes, then Help Slip Franklin's
Encore was great, always love Box of Rain
Fireworks above the stage were the psychedelic afterdinner mint and toothpick to a feast
God and Goddess bless, what a show, what a night, what a band!!
Subject: till the day I die
Small wheel turn by the fire and rod,
Big wheel turn by the grace of God,
God bless the Grateful Dead, the ones still here with us on earth and the ones serenading the Lord.
Subject: Solid A show
Solid A show, some would say A+, but me be picky :) I could go to a show like that 100 more times. Can't wait to see what they play like in 5 more shows!
Subject: I loved this show
Subject: Better then Sat???
I believe I like Sun better then Sat. These guys were on the WHOLE show!! Sick Let it Grow but after listening, didn't care too much for Bobby's twangy sound in it. But still glad that they are still playing!
Thanks to the taper for the quick turnaround. I am coming to believe that tapers don't sleep much!
Subject: Coney Island :)
I cant say any of JK's efforts gave me any indication that the "magic is back" but maybe because i was in front of the speakers stage right, i couldnt hear him as good?
He did look like he was trying and someone who was the the previous 2 shows said he was letting go a little more here. (I think i prefer him to use his regular voice and stop trying to sing like jerry. If you want to hear someone who sounds like garcia using his own voice, check out JGB with stu allen)
Did anyone else hear the "magicman" jam tucked into the slipknot? prett neat trick.
Also, i have not seen bob sicne vibes 09' and lookd pretty good, at this show how ever, he looked very very thin and tired. Yes it was hot and i'm sure that helped, but phil looked a bit more healthy and it gave me a little dejavu chill.
Go see these guys as many times as your wallet, job or parents will let you.
Subject: What a setlist!
Subject: Keep these recommendations coming.
Can't wait to see these guys when they come back home to the Polo Fields this summer.
Subject: Furthur to brooklyn
The band is tight with everyone taking a part on all the tunes. Onward to THE VIBES CU
Subject: My First Furthur Show
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